There are two amazing pubs in Cork if you are looking for something dramatically genuine and Irish and both are on Coburg Street: Sin E and The Corner House. They both have some amazing micro-brewed beers (the Franciscan well, in Cork, just down the street, just ask the staff or the customers, they should be happy to help you in any way!) and host gigs almost every evening (way before the "Lee sessions" start in Cork). The ambiance is just unique and you'll always be warmly and nicely welcome by a wonderful staff in a cosy and wooden irish setting. If in Cork, a must do!
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